Ita O’Brien trained as a dancer at The Royal Academy of Dancing and at Bush Davies, and followed a professional career in Musical Theatre performing on television, the West End and No.1 tours, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Rocky Horror Show and On the Town, where she was assistant choreographer. Ita then gained her diploma in acting from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, working for 8 years in theatre and television, including Pillars of the Community (National Theatre) and Romeo and Juliet (English Touring Theatre).
She gained her MA in Movement Studies in 2007 from Central and has taught since on various courses there, including MA Movement: Directing and Teaching, MA Applied Theatre Practice, and BA (Hons) Acting. Ita has also taught at ALRA, Mountview, East 15 and the Globe Education. She currently teaches at LAMDA, Drama Centre, and Giles Foreman Centre for Acting, as well as BA TP Performance Arts, Gap year, and Diploma course at Central. Ita devised her first play, April's Fool which performed in 2009, and co-developed a play The Faun about Nijinsky, which performed in 2012. Her most recent work in development, Does my sex offend you? is an exploration of the dynamic of sexual abuse.
MA in Movement Studies
City & Guilds PTLLS Level 4
Diploma in Acting from Bristol Old Vic
2012 'Grounded foot to leaping foot' with Debbie Green, Routledge. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19443927.2011.651536#.VERhEIvF_nJ